Bhubaneswar, Jan 14: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday greeted ex-servicemen on the occasion of “Veterans Day” and appealed the veterans to take advantage of various schemes being offered.
“I appeal the veterans to take advantage of various schemes being offered by the government of Odisha so that they can contribute to society as well as make their own lives better,” the Chief Minister said.
Joining the fourth Veterans Day and Ex-servicemen rally here he praised the veterans’ selfless service to the nation at the prime of their age and sacrifices for ensuring nation’s sovereignty and integrity.
This day has rightly been dedicated to Field Marshal KM Cariappa, the first Commander in Chief of Armed Forces of Independent India, who is a guiding beacon for serving as well as veteran soldiers, he added.
He also commended the contributions of 120 Infantry Battalion for the extra ordinary relief work done in the aftermath of cyclone Fani.